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Weekly Market Commentary February 20, 2018

Global stocks surged last week as concerns over inflation moderated. The S&P 500 soared 4.3% and produced gains every trading day. The MSCI ACWI also rose 4.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index gave up another 0.2% on higher inflation news and is now down 2.1% this year.

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Weekly Market Commentary February 12, 2018

It was a difficult week for investors. Stock markets continued to decline, and bonds also dropped slightly. The S&P 500 fell 5.2%. Global stocks fell slightly lower, with the MSCI ACWI falling 5.7%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index continued its decline, dropping 0.1%. The S&P 500 had reached correction levels by falling more than 10% from its high prior to Friday’s rally.

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5 Tips to Survive a Market Downturn

Check out this video for 5 tips to survive a market downturn. Read more

Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary February 5, 2018

Global stock market performance last week reminded us risk is an inherent part of investing. The S&P 500 dropped 3.9%. Global stocks dropped slightly less, as the MSCI ACWI fell 3.4%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index continued its decline by dropping 0.9%.

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Monthly Newsletters

February Monthly Newsletter: Choosing the Right Trustee

One of the most important decisions to be made when designing your estate plan is who to name in the various fiduciary roles – trustee, personal representative, executor and agent. While a critical decision, it is often given significantly less thought than the design and distribution of your assets. Even a meticulously designed estate plan drafted by an accomplished estate planning attorney will fail to achieve its purpose if the Trustee selected fails to administer the trust properly. Read more

Blog

Safe Investment

Published by Pamela Corrigan

This morning, I saw the title “Safe Investment” on the cover of one of my husband’s magazines. Not recognizing the magazine, I looked closer, only to find it was PRI, aka Performance Racing Industry. The specific article focused on how racing helmets have evolved and are continuing to evolve to dramatically increase a driver’s safety.

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Weekly Market Commentary January 29, 2018

Global stock markets kept charging higher last week. The S&P 500 soared 2.2% and is now up 7.5% for the year. Global stocks climbed as the MSCI ACWI rose 2.1%. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index slid a negligible amount last week and is down 0.9% for the year. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced GDP rose 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Read more

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Seven Sins of Divorce

Published by Mark Petersen

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences people may contend with in their lives. With the exception of Ross Geller on Friends, most people may only experience divorce once or twice in their lifetime. With limited exposure to the process, it may be easy to get caught up in the moment and fall victim to one or more of the seven sins of divorce. Read more

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What happens when my spouse dies?

Published by Keith Corrigan

If you were to die today, would your spouse’s life be turned upside down? What if the opposite were to happen?

The realists among us have pondered what we would do if our spouse passed away. If you are unprepared for this life-changing event, it may be something you are not able to overcome – emotionally or financially. Read more

Videos

2018 1st Quarter Outlook Video

Carson Group Partners’ Scott Kubie discusses market updates from the past quarter and provides an outlook on the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a Financial Advisor. Read more